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Tackling the IT skills shortage

If you’ve tried and failed to hire and retain good IT staff that’s not surprising. In fact, 1 in 2 UK companies are experiencing this IT skills shortage problem, which is at its highest in the South East where, according to research by Node4, 65% of SMEs are...

Adware and Malware

Fight against Adware and Malware Damn those adverts that pop up on your computer! They make you feel as though you’re being stalked! Where on earth are they coming from? What is Adware? If you’ve noticed advertisements being displayed on your computer or find that...

Should I upgrade to Windows 10?

Our advice when Windows 10 came out in July 2015 was to wait until the New Year before upgrading. This grace period has allowed for any bugs to be rectified and reduces the chance of any problems to your system from being one of the first to install the upgrade....

How to plan IT requirements for 2016

There are the obvious plans relating to turnover, customers, products /services and staff and skills that are made for the coming year. But one area that is frequently overlooked and just as important are your IT plans. Your IT infrastructure and its on-going ‘health’...

Are you ready to work from home?

Whether it’s bad weather, holidays, illness or purely time savings it’s very convenient for you and your staff to be able to work away from the office or from home on the odd occasion. If you plan ahead for these eventualities it will make life a whole lot easier when...

Password best practice

Talk Talk is the most recent company in the public eye to experience a major data breach and this isn’t even the first time. It begs the question how diligent TalkTalk is when it comes to protecting customer information. It’s not difficult for anyone to grasp why it’s...

A 21st Century Office

How far have your IT systems progressed to embrace the 21st Century office? TV programmes such as Mad Men based in the 1960s remind us how dramatically offices and the working environment have changed in the last 50 years. PCs, Networks and the Cloud In the 1980s PCs...

Bring Your Own Device

The wide use of tablets and smartphones has led many companies to allow their employees to bring their own devices to work. You may have seen this referred to as ‘Bring Your Own Device’ or BYOD. The main concern that companies have about implementing BYOD as part of...

Is your PC running slow?

Help! My PC is running slow. What can I do? A PC that is running slow, or even crashing at times, is one of the most frustrating situations for a computer user.  Hours or days can be lost and time is a precious commodity that can’t be regained. If your...

Take advantage of the Cloud

Share, sync and collaborate in the Cloud If you’ve ever been frustrated by not being able to access documents whilst out of the office, had problems emailing large attachments or getting confused as to which is the latest version of a presentation your team is working...